Leguizamo to Star in Atlas Independent’s Feature “The Man on Carrion Road”

John Leguizamo is about to cause a little trouble on the border…

The 49-year-old Colombian American actor/comedian has joined Lynn Collins and Jim Belushi for Atlas Independent‘s latest feature project The Man on Carrion Road.

John Leguizamo

The film, directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, will star Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane.

From a screenplay written by Nils Lyew, the story chronicles a botched Mexican cartel deal in the back roads of a border town.

The town’s new sheriff (Wilson) must team up with the retired lawman (McShane) he replaced to investigate the source of the deal in order to stop a mysterious cartel butcher (Leguizamo) and his systematic brutalization of the town’s residents.

Production is scheduled to begin April 14.

Leguizamo most recently performed his one-man show on the HBO special John Leguizamo‘s Ghetto Klown.

He’ll also star alongside Uma Thurman, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in the upcoming action-comedy film American Ultra, directed by Nima Nourizadeh.

Alba In Talks to Star in the Horror Film “The Veil”

The veil is falling on Jessica Alba’s next project…

The 32-year-old half-Mexican American actress is in talks to star opposite Thomas Jane in The Veil, the latest microbudget horror film from Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions.

Jessica Alba

The Veil centers on members of a religious cult known as Heaven’s Veil who take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the memory of the sole survivor, a five-year-old girl, who returns to the compound with a documentary crew as an adult. They soon discover something that is far more terrifying than anything they could have imagined.

Alba will play the documentary filmmaker who accompanies the survivor back to the compound to investigate what really happened.

Phil Joanou is set to direct the film, from a scriot by Robert Ben Garant, with filming expected to start in April.

Alba previously worked with Blum on Stretch, a thriller starring Patrick Wilson and Ed Helms.

She recently completed the action comedy Barely Lethal for Kyle Newman and has Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in the can.

Her previous horror films include The Killer Inside Me and The Eye.

 

Alba to Star in the Action-Comedy Film “Stretch”

Jessica Alba is stretching herself for her next role…

The 32-year-old half-Mexican American actress has joined the cast of Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ action-comedy Stretch.

Jessica Alba

Alba’s co-stars in the film include Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms, Chris Pine and Brooklyn Decker.

Directed by The Grey’s Joe Carnahan, Stretch follows a limo driver (portrayed by Wilson) on his last shift who picks up a billionaire (Pine) whose freaky special requests get darker as the night rolls on.

The March 21, 2014 release is being produced by Jason Blum as part of his first-look deal with Universal.

Alba recently wrapped work on Film Arcade’s A.C.O.D. and appears in IFC’s Will Ferrell fronted spoof The Spoils Of Babylon. She returns to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City franchise next summer in Dimension’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Brewster to Star in the Dark Comedy “North of Hell”

Jordana Brewster is Hell bound…

The 33-year-old half-Brazilian American actress and Fast & Furious 6 star has been added to the cast of the dark comedy North of Hell.

Jordana Brewster

The indie film, which stars Patrick Wilson and Katherine Heigl, centers on a successful businessman and the sociopathic, bi-polar, obsessive-compulsive wife who controls everything in his life.

Brewster, who stars on TNT’s Dallas, will portray a sexy hire at Wilson’s character’s work who seduces and blackmails him, threatening to go to his wife with their affair.

North of Hell is slated to begin production this month in New Orleans.

Anthony Burns, who wrote the script, will direct the film.

Milian to Guest Star on CBS’s A Gifted Man

She’ll soon be appearing as a correspondent on NBC’s The Voice… But  Christina Milian will also get a chance to go all diva on another television program.

The 30-year-old Cuban-American singer and actress will guest star in an upcoming episode of CBS’s A Gifted Man.

Christina Milian

Milian, who last appeared as a guest star on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, will get to tap into her own musical experience by playing a thriving pop star who experiences strange symptoms, according to TalkTVWorld.com.

“We’re thrilled that Christina will be bringing her acting and singing talents to A Gifted Man,” stated the show’s executive producer Neal Baer. “She’ll play a spoiled pop star who complains of a mysterious ailment zapping all her energy that even Dr. Michael Holt (Patrick Wilson) finds puzzling.”

Christina Milian on A Gifted Man

Milian’s episode, titled “In Case of Co-Dependents,will appear later this month.

A Gifted Man airs Fridays at 8 PM ET on CBS.